Palette 3 Baseline Splicing Numbers
This article is part of our Splice Tuning Guide for Palette 3.
Splice Tuning Limits:
- Minimum factors are: -5 (heat), -6 (compression), -6 (cooling).
- Maximum factors are: 8 (heat), 6 (compression), 20 (cooling).
Palette 3 Pro
- Minimum factors are: -5 (heat), -6 (compression), -3 (cooling).
- Maximum factors are: 8 (heat), 6 (compression), 23 (cooling).
- If you're receiving a thin or necking splice, it's likely that you're applying too much Heating or not enough Cooling. Lowering the Heat and increasing the Cooling slightly should help. The opposite is true for fat/thick splices or splices that look like they haven't received any heat.
- The goal is to create splices that are within +/-0.1 mm of 1.75 mm. If you have calipers, we recommend measuring before, on, and after a splice to ensure that it is all within tolerance.
- If filament is brittle, it can cause poor splices. If your filament has been in the open for a long period of time, we recommend dehydrating your spool before use.
- Actual optimal settings may vary substantially depending on filament brands. (E.g., While ~2/0/2 works well for most PVA+PLAs, some Palette owners have reported optimal splices at 4 Heat, 4 Compression, 1 Cooling, or 6 Heat, 4 Compression, 0 Cooling.)
- We suggest experimenting with different combinations of settings based on the instructions below. Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you run into any issues.